Educational Law.

Lear & Lear Education Law provides full legal services to school districts, charter schools, and other educational entities and businesses. In addition to traditional legal services that other firms offer, the attorneys at L&L Education Services attend State School Board and State Charter School Board meetings regularly, legislative meetings, and many other public meetings that could affect public schools and particularly, public school funding and policies. We make it a point to stay current on public school rules and laws in Utah. Public education is our background and our passion and as school law attorneys, we have dedicated our practice to helping districts and charters provide excellent service to Utah students without having to worry about the next lawsuit.

Carol (retired from the USOE in 2014, also a former USU adjunct professor, former high school teacher and current State Board of Education member), Heidi (also a former USOE investigator/prosecutor for UPPAC, current USU adjunct professor, ethics trainer and former junior high teacher with additional private law firm experience), and Erin (former large charter school director and construction specialist with prior business/law experience) make up the education law group as of counsel attorneys to Lear & Lear, LLP. Their experience in schools drives their understanding and application of school law; they have worked in law and public education for a combined fifty-plus years. In their almost four years of private practice, they have provided short-term and long term legal services to approximately 18 school districts, 30 charter schools, several education-related businesses and organizations, and occasional parents or parent groups.

For more information about our educational law services, please visit our extended website, or call one of us: Carol Lear (801-883-8003), Heidi Alder (801-694-1142) or Erin Preston (801-631-9520) for a free consulation.


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We provide personal, quality and cost-effective services including the following:

  • Prompt and cost effective responses to every day legal questions and issues
  • Legal analysis on potential legal challenges to laws, administrative rules and general education problems
  • Employee questions, issues and contracts
  • Hearing officer services
  • LEA/school policy and contract review
  • Advice and support for GRAMA and records management requests
  • School facilities, construction and financing issues
  • Legislative tracking and analysis


Lear & Lear, PLLC is an energy boutique law firm with extensive experience in traditional and renewable energy sources. Our team of attorneys have years of experience helping clients reach their legal and business goals in a timley and affordable manner.

Office Locations

808 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Phone: 801-538-5000
Fax: 801-538-5001